Murder on the Mind by L.L. Bartlett (Jeff Resnick Mystery #1)

Murder on the Mind by L.L. Bartlett

Murder on the Mind is the first book in the Jeff Resnick mystery series. When I downloaded it from Amazon (it was free), I was truly excited, because from the synopsis I understood that it is slightly paranormal in nature. Following a mugging, the main character, Jeff, becomes psychic, which means that he can see the murders in his mind, and has the ability to help solve the cases (which he actually does in this book). Jeff is a laid off insurance investigator in New York city, who has a prospect in sight for a new job. One night going […] Read more »

While the Savage Sleeps By Andrew E. Kaufman

While The Savage Sleeps by Andrew E. Kaufman

While the Savage Sleeps is the first of the Andrew E. Kaufman books. I’ve read it after his two novels in the Patrick Bannister series called The Lion, The Lamb, The Hunted and Darkness Shadows, thinking that it is in about the same veins as the books in the series, but boy I was mistaken. While the Patrick Bannister novels are psychological mysteries, the author’s first book is a serious paranormal mystery/thriller and now that I’ve read all three, I can easily choose my favorite: While the Savage Sleeps. I love thrillers with a paranormal slant, and this book really […] Read more »

Book Review: Hostage by Kay Hooper

Hostage by Kay Hooper

Hostage by Kay Hooper is the 14th book in the Bishop/Special Crimes Unit mystery series. I’ve read all books (except Haven, which is book #13 and one of my next reads) and I was a major fan of the Kay Hooper books ever since I read her first mystery novel, Stealing Shadows, back in 2000. During those times I was heavily into paranormal mysteries, you know those books with psychics who can solve murders by seeing into the crime scene, mediums who can speak to the murdered, etc, so Kay Hooper was at the time a godsend to me, I […] Read more »

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #4)

As the synopsis also says, in the City of Fallen Angels, the latest installment of The Mortal Instruments series, the war is over, Jace is back from the dead, Clary’s mom is back too and everything returns to normal – maybe too normal for Clary who doesn’t simply want to live the life of a regular teenager. She is now a real shadowhunter who has more serious things to do than just be a teen. She is now sulking a lot, Jace is acting out his teen age as well and things start to look like, well, normal. Clary is […] Read more »

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #3)

City of Glass

I decided to review City of Glass, the third in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare while it’s still fresh in my mind. Just finished reading it last night and tonight I’ll be starting City of Fallen Angels, book #4. Luckily I bought all 5 books in Kindle format, so I can finish the series without interruptions. So let’s see…I have to start with the most important part for me – the SECRET of Jace and Clary’s relationship. Thank you thank you for confirming what I thought all along, and things between them are no longer yuckie! Having gotten […] Read more »

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #2)

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

I picked up City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare, the second book in The Mortal Instruments urban fantasy series right after I’ve finished reading and reviewing City of Bones. If I am able to, I like to read the books in order one after the other one without any breaks in between, which allows me to have everything still fresh in my head without losing any details. When I was reading City of Bones, I had already watched The Mortal Instruments movie, so my mind kept making parallels between the book and the film (that’s why I usually like to […] Read more »

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #1)

city of bones book

I read City of Bones by Casssandra Clare (the first in The Mortal Instruments paranormal series) after watching the movie in the cinema. I think it was a first for me, as I usually read the book and then watch the movie (or TV series), like I did with so many others including Harry Potter, Dexter, etc. So now having both read the book and watched the movie, here are my impressions. I have to say I liked both. I would have probably liked the book more if I hadn’t watched the film first, because now every time I read […] Read more »